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vcardLeo VanderSchuur

Managing Director
4030 West Boy Scout Blvd
Suite 500
Tampa FL 33607

About

Mr. VanderSchuur grew up in Italy and the Eastern US. His father was in the military and his family moved often, forcing him to adapt and develop a strong desire to succeed. He was competitive in athletics year-round, including football on two different continents, swimming, and track.

As a Managing Director, Leo leads a talented Transaction Team that develops our clients’ marketing collateral, promotes opportunities with prospective buyers, proactively manages prospects and the process from origination to close, and provides continuous access to our clients. The value he brings to clients and the team stems from his unique experiences. As a military veteran in the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program and as an engineer, he focuses greatly on processes and goals, and can support even the most complex businesses. With many years of experience as a successful P&L operator, from $10 million businesses to $800 million global divisions, he analyzes businesses to help identify the keys that will position our clients for a successful sale. And with more than 20 years of M&A experience (both corporate and private equity related), he brings a keen perspective to the deal process, including a strong buy-side viewpoint to anticipate challenges and opportunities and get the most for our clients.

Skills

Overall M&A Experience, Buy-side Perspective, Deal Negotiations, Business Acumen (P&L/Operator experience from $10M to $800M), Technical Acumen (Engineer), Financial Acumen (CFO experience), Communications (English Minor), Industrial Market Knowledge, Technical Market Knowledge, Growth Strategy Development, Operational Excellence, Produce Lifecycle Management, New Product/Service Development, Process Development/Improvement, Analysis, Risk Assessment 

Persistent

Tombstones

Sample of Involvement

Our Success
Marley Drug, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByMedicure Inc.
Seller
Marley Drug, Inc.
Acquirer
Medicure Inc.
Industry
Healthcare
All-Star Fire, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByFire Safety and Protection, LLC (FSP), a portfolio company of Sunny River Management (SRM).
Seller
All-Star Fire, LLC
Acquirer
Fire Safety and Protection, LLC (FSP), a portfolio company of Sunny River Management (SRM).
Industry
Business Services
Advantage Plastics of New York Inc. and Sherri Plastics Inc.Acquired ByAffiliate of Orchard Creek Capital - Buyer
Seller
Advantage Plastics of New York Inc. and Sherri Plastics Inc.
Acquirer
Affiliate of Orchard Creek Capital
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Hagan Heating & Air Conditioning LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByNearU HVAC Services - Benchmark International Buyer
Seller
Hagan Heating & Air Conditioning LLC
Acquirer
NearU HVAC Services
Industry
Construction
HireVergence, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByJob.com
Seller
HireVergence, LLC
Acquirer
Job.com
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
General Mechanical ConstructionAcquired ByOnedia ESC Group
Seller
General Mechanical Construction
Acquirer
Onedia ESC Group
Industry
Construction
Alliance Air Solutions, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByClimatech Mechanical Services, Inc
Seller
Alliance Air Solutions, Inc.
Acquirer
Climatech Mechanical Services, Inc
Industry
Business Services
Twenty First Century Engineering - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByJ.S. Held, LLC
Seller
Twenty First Century Engineering
Acquirer
J.S. Held, LLC
Industry
Business Services
Becker Communications, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByMidwest Alarm Company, Inc. - Buyer
Seller
Becker Communications, Inc.
Acquirer
Midwest Alarm Company, Inc.
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Suntech Electricial Contractors, Inc.- Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPrivate Investors
Seller
Suntech Electricial Contractors, Inc.
Acquirer
Private Investors
Industry
Construction
Aventura Magazine - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPalm Beach Media Group
Seller
Aventura Magazine
Acquirer
Palm Beach Media Group
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
BobCAD Cam - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByHarris Computer Corporation
Seller
BobCAD Cam
Acquirer
Harris Computer Corporation
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
In-O-Vate Technologies Incorporated - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByContinental Materials Corporation - Benchmark International Success
Seller
In-O-Vate Technologies Incorporated
Acquirer
Continental Materials Corporation
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
AM Engineering, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByFremont-Wright, LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
AM Engineering, Inc
Acquirer
Fremont-Wright, LLC
Industry
Business Services
Lovett & Tharpe, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByLTI International, LLC
Seller
Lovett & Tharpe, Inc
Acquirer
LTI International, LLC
Industry
Business Services
Integrated Legacy Solutions, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByNXTsoft, LLC - Technology
Seller
Integrated Legacy Solutions, LLC
Acquirer
NXTsoft, LLC
Industry
Financial
MC2 Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByStark Holdings America Inc - Benchmark International Client Success
Seller
MC2 Inc
Acquirer
Stark Holdings America, Inc.
Industry
Construction
Enroute Networks, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByDynamic Quest - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Enroute Networks, Inc
Acquirer
Dynamic Quest
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Paragon Plastics, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByAshley Industrial Molding, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Paragon Plastics, Inc
Acquirer
Ashley Industrial Molding, Inc
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Bean, Whitaker, Lutz & Kareh, Inc (BWLK) - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByCES, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Bean, Whitaker, Lutz & Kareh, Inc (BWLK)
Acquirer
CES, Inc
Industry
Business Services
Central Window of Vero Beach Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByFlorida Window and Door - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Central Window of Vero Beach Inc
Acquirer
Florida Window and Door
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Plastic Revolutions, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByIndustrial Container Services - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Plastic Revolutions, Inc
Acquirer
Industrial Container Services
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
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Generous

Experience

Before joining Benchmark International, Leo was an operating partner in a private equity backed portfolio of companies. Their mission was to build an industrial services portfolio that delivered comprehensive service solutions for critical process equipment, value for clients, and accelerated growth for operating companies and investors. The company completed more than 30 M&A transactions in six years. With responsibility for sourcing, structuring, negotiating, completing, and integrating deals, the work was exceptionally rewarding and solidified his passion for M&A. What drew him to work at Benchmark International was the impressive quality of the team and everyone’s energy, enthusiasm, and shared passion for M&A.

Education

University of Connecticut - Mechanical Engineering

Charity

Leo is a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, a franternal service organization engaged in local and global charity. He serves as an officer in his council. 

Hardworking

Driven

Benchmark International played an instrumental role in identifying an acquirer whose vision aligned with our own. The team brought multiple offers to the table, and created a competitive bid process among some of the top names in the industry. A big thanks to the Benchmark transaction team for the extraordinary effort in making this deal a reality.
David Hampson
Founder and CEO of Enroute
The Benchmark team facilitated the sale of my business from the earliest stages of marketing through the final agreement and completion of the deal. They acted in a courteous and professional manner and provided the insights and assistance I needed as a first-time seller. I would highly recommend Benchmark to anyone considering the sale of their business!
Eddie Herrin
President of Lovett & Tharpe
While Benchmark was involved throughout the process, their assistance on getting extra value built into the deal after the acquirer’s initial valuation was received really demonstrated their unique expertise and command of the process.
Roy G. Hoffman
President of MC2